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Title: Implications of Customary Practices on Gender Discrimination in Land Ownership in Cameroon
Authors: Fonjong, Lotsmart
Sama-Lang, Irene Fokum
Fombe, Lawrence
Keywords: WOMEN'S RIGHTS
LAND TENURE
CUSTOMARY PRACTICES
DISCRIMINATION
DEVELOPMENT
GENDER ANALYSIS
GENDER EQUALITY
LAND TENURE
LAND MANAGEMENT
LAND REFORM
POVERTY ALLEVIATION
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Fonjong, L., Sama-Lang, I. F., & Fombe, L. F. (2012). Implications of Customary Practices on Gender Discrimination in Land Ownership in Cameroon. Ethics and Social Welfare. doi:10.1080/17496535.2012.704637
Abstract: Africa, before European colonization, knew no other form of legal system outside customary arrangements. Based on secondary sources and a primary survey conducted between 2009 and 2010 on the situation of women and land rights in anglophone Cameroon, this paper examines the grounds for discrimination in customary laws against women’s rights to land in the context of legal pluralism, and discusses the implications of this custom of gender discrimination. In drawing from Cameroon as an exemplar, it concludes that the strong influence and impact of customs on current land tenure systems have global implications on women’s land rights, food security and sustainable development, and that gender equality in land matters can be possible only where the critical role of ethics is recognized in pursuit of the economic motive of land rights.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/49838
ISSN: 1749-6543
1749-6535
Project Number: 105467
Project Title: Land Tenure Practices and Women's Right to Land : Implications for Access to Natural Resources (Anglophone Cameroon)
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